I had no idea of the flood I'd break loose when I posted this photograph . . .
I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna get over that perfection paralysis.
I knew these people. Because they were like me, a Jewish person living in America taking for granted all too often that we are safe. That it can never happen here. That people are basically good, that evil will not prevail. . . Now I am not so sure.
The story of the golem is the type of myth that urban legends are borne from, but it is also the kind of myth that has the power to evoke fear and grow the seeds of hatred.
I have been told by one of her great-grandchildren that Mary Davis Skeen could not read or write, so she could not have written her own memoirs. Therefore, your knowledgeable input is the most valuable resource I have, especially if you are related to any of the players in Mary's story.
That's because they grow in them. At least at the Lindon Grove Cemetery in Covington, Kentucky, that is. The cemetery is named after the grove of Lindon trees that once grew naturally in this part of town, so trees are important here. Lindon Grove is not just a Cemetery. It's also a city park and… Continue reading Tombstones Don’t Grow on Trees
Preface to The Second Wife's Story (a biography) There is a sign hanging in my mother's laundry room. It says, "On this site in 1897 nothing happened." But who knows if that's actually true? Who's to say nothing happened on that site. Right there. You know, on that very spot right next to the washing… Continue reading In 1870, Something Happened Here
Too many years ago I wrote an essay. I wasn't really doing it just for fun, but I can honestly say it was the most rewarding essay I've ever written (for school, that is). That essay, titled Untold Stories, won second place in a department contest and put me on a journey of discovery that… Continue reading A Tale of Two Cemeteries
Price: FREE (includes lunch) Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 9:00-Conference Opens 9:15-9:30-Welcome (Chapel) Forget Me Not Chris Ault, Counselor Family History Center & Family History Conference 9:30-10:30-Keynote Presentation (Chapel) The Family Archivist, Preserving Your Heritage Cheri J Daniels, Keynote Speaker 10:35-11:30-Sessions Room 103- Get to the Root of… Continue reading Northern Kentucky Family History Conference 2018
This year's cemetery month begins with graveyard poetry. For today's post, I begin with the end: the final stanza of The Jewish Cemetery at Newport by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poem was first published 160 years ago, in 1858, and contemplated an abandoned Jewish graveyard established nearly 200 years previously in 1677. Among Longfellow's contemplation, he… Continue reading Dead Nations Rising One Citizen at a Time